Trump's new budget may affect Waco art

  • Trump's new budget may affect Waco art

Trump's new budget may affect Waco art

Malcolm Brett, director of broadcasting and media innovations at UW-Extension, said he is "concerned" about the proposed elimination of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, but is optimistic that constituents will speak up to maintain funding.

Rapid City Arts Council Executive Director Pepper Massey says, "Economic development".

Arts for LA, an advocacy organization dedicated to promoting arts and culture, hasn't received NEA funding for the last two years, Klatzker said.

Walker also says it's ironic that this news comes during the year that marks the centennial of MA son John F. Kennedy's birth.

Other programs proposed for elimination are the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. "Because he believed that great civilizations embrace and build their foundation of freedom on an artistic platform". "There's not much of a replacement for that spark to additional contribution if the NEA grant is taken away". In 2016, the Endowment's funding was just $148 million. More than $900,000 of that went directly to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, through a partnership grant, according to Greg Liakos, communications director for the council.

She points to grants given to organizations that serve rural and economically-depressed communities.

Parker said having grants from the NEA carries weight with private donors. "And in New Bedford, there's a Working Waterfront Festival celebrating the history and the working skills of the fisherman in the area".

"Unlike Boston or Cambridge or even Worcester, Fitchburg has no local infrastructure of arts philanthropy", he says.

Money from the NEA and NEH finds its way to Wisconsin to help fuel the state's arts scene and enrich its cultural life. "I'm alarmed by it but I've seen the convulsions the NEA has gone through in the past", said Peter Sutton, director of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. "Cutting federal support of these programs will not only hurt artists and those who benefit from their work, it will also send a damaging message to future generations about the power of art and its place in our culture". Capasso says they've applied for another Our Town grant to support a Cultural Master Plan for Fitchburg and are waiting to hear back. They were created in 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation declaring that any "advanced civilization" must fully value the arts, the humanities, and cultural activity. "Federal funding is an essential ingredient to making this possible".

In total, the cuts would remove $971 from the national budget, to increase spending on other agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection, Department of Defense and Homeland Security.

"I like to think that the mark of a successful community is a thriving arts culture", Gilbert said. At this time, the NEA continues to operate as usual and will do so until a new budget is enacted by Congress.

We understand that the President's budget request is the first step in a very long budget process; as part of that process, we are working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to prepare information they have requested.